Some good news if you plan to travel for Labor Day Weekend.

With the long holiday weekend upon us, many folks will be hitting the road for one final vacation for the summer. With construction everywhere in the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be suspending many projects and lifting traffic restrictions to make it easier on travelers.

Starting on Friday, September 3rd at 3 pm, MDOT will be lifting almost 60% of lane restrictions in construction zones. Those restrictions will remain lifted until Tuesday, September 7th at 6 am. Of the 147 road projects, 83 of them will see the lane restrictions removed. However, even though the projects are suspended, travelers will still see equipment, temporary lanes shifts, and shoulder closures still in place.

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What construction zone changes will we see in Central Michigan and the Thumb?

  • Genesee County
    • I-69 will have two lanes open in each direction between Hammerberg Road and M-54 with a traffic shift.
    • US-23 will have lane shifts at Silver Lake Road
  • Lapeer County
    • I-69 will have one lane open in each direction between Lake Pleasant Road and the St. Clair County line.
  • St. Clair County
    • I-69 will have one lane open in each direction with traffic shifts between Miller Road and M-19. The WB I-69 ramps at M-19 and Riley Center Road will remain closed with a detour posted.
    • M-136 will have one lane open with a temporary signal at the Black River.
  • Bay County
    • I-75 will have two lanes open in the peak direction of travel between Beaver Road and Cottage Grove.
  • Saginaw County
    • I-75/M-46 will have three lanes open in the peak direction of travel via a moveable barrier wall between I-675 and Hess Road.
    • M-52 has one lane open in alternating directions over Marsh Creek via temporary signals.
  • Arenac County
    • M-65 is closed between US-23 and Twining with a detour posted. One lane is closed at Johnson Creek with a temporary signal.

Click here to see updates and changes for the U.P., Northern, Southwest, Southern, and Detroit areas of the state.

Source: MDOT

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